Jeff Bezos doesn’t know if Amazon-owned company Twitch pays royalties to artists

When questioned in Congress about Twitch streaming but not licensing music, Bezos responded “I don’t know”. For some context, Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for $970 million. Twitch has since grown to be the world’s…

How to make money on YouTube and Facebook every time your music is played

Protect your music from content thieves and ensure you make money every time it’s used on YouTube and Facebook for free with Content ID on RouteNote. Upload your music to Content ID for free on…

How to collect YouTube royalties

At RouteNote, we have two programs that can help you monetize your music and videos on YouTube. Which benefits you the most? Simply put, YouTube Content ID will help you monetize your music across all…

Distrokid vs. RouteNote Comparison

Distrokid seemingly offer a standard yearly plan to get your music to stores and streaming services, but basic features offered by RouteNote are hidden behind extra fees. For $19.99/year, Distrokid will send your music to…

Top 5 Label Distributors 2021

Online music distributors are a great solution for unsigned artists to publish their music to stores and streaming services, but distributors can be a great way for label managers to control their catalogue. A digital…

YouTube said to be working on TikTok competitor with ‘Shorts’

Kings of video sharing YouTube want a piece of TikTok’s massive market. TikTok are the biggest social media app in the world after launching a little over two years ago. It’s no surprise there’s reports…

How to distribute compilation albums

RouteNote is the ideal solution for unsigned artists to get their music on stores quickly, easily and for free. RouteNote can also be the best choice for labels and compilation curators too. If you’re managing…

Should I distribute my music to YouTube Music?

At the end of 2019, YouTube Premium and YouTube Music had a combined total of 20 million paying users. This is a huge potential audience you can tap into for free. With RouteNote, we can get…

How to distribute your beats

There are many platforms online that can help with advertising and selling licenses to your beats for other artists to use in there music. You can also benefit from distributing your beats to stores through…

Glossary of music industry words, terms and what they mean

Don’t get lost in the music industry chat. All the lingo you’ll need to get clued up on all things distribution, streaming, revenue, etc. C/P Line – The C Line and P Line are indicators…